MEET ARTISAN CHRISTINE OWINY FROM UGANDA
MEET KRISTI JACOBS OF
A Plastic Bonanza Weighs Down Mardi Gras
25 million pounds of plastic beads are generated during Mardi Gras each year. These beads clog storm drains, which exacerbates the city's street flooding, and they pose health risks.
You Can Be A Part Of It
High-quality, handcrafted throws which are treasured. Atlas Handmade Beads helps riders and parade-goers . . . by providing a high-quality throw that people cherish. Each throw reduces the environmental footprint.
Mardi Gras riders in a parade get a group together that will share in bulk purchasing.
Contact Atlas Beads to request bulk pricing.
Mardi Gras riders place one bulk order to share.
Be a part of the solution to help Mardi Gras have meaningful, handcrafted throws!
Mardi Gras Testimonials
"2019 was my first time throwing Atlas beads and have to say they were a hit! The parade goers knew it was something different and very special and everyone wanted them. One particular person made my day. He was a boy about 10-11 years old who saw what I was throwing and came up to the float and asked if he could have one. Well of course I gave him his pick, and his reaction was priceless. His eyes got so big along with his smile and he thanked me over and over for giving them to him. That is what Mardi Gras is about. Can’t wait until next year!"
Krewe of Iris
"I would hold them up and dangle them, and found there were always people who pointed at the necklace and seemed to want it especially. I threw to them and they were always caught and appreciated--not down the sewer. I think the little cards attached to each one helped make them stand out too."
Krewe of Muses
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